There are endless beautiful balcony, garden and patio plants. Follow the 'Golden Rules' for the care of your tub plant so that you can enjoy it for a long time!
- Follow the care tips on the supplied label of the plant.
- Use well-permeable potting soil and water regularly. On warm days this can be done twice a day.
- Watch out for night frost!
- Avoid too much sun, drought, water in the pot.
- Remove faded flowers and prune the plant regularly to keep the shape and flowering of the plant optimal.
- Give plant food regularly for a beautiful long-term flowering plant.
Tub plants require intensive care. In the autumn before the night frost starts, the plants can enter. In the spring, early May, the plants can go outside again. More information about wintering can be found under the heading 'wintering' on this site. Repotting is best done at the end of April, add some clay so that more moisture is retained.
Allow tub plants to overwinter
After you have enjoyed your tub plant all summer, you can ensure that you can enjoy it again the following year. This can be done by allowing the tub plant to overwinter in a frost-free place. This is because tub plants cannot stand the frost.
It is important that the plant is frost-free. This can be done, for example, in a cool place in the house at around 7 ° C. Water the plant moderately so that the soil does not dry out.
It is possible that the plant will drop all its leaves, as if it will die, but this is not the case! This is the rest period.
A plant with little or no leaf evaporates almost no water during this rest period. So make sure that the plant receives very little water!
From March you can turn the plant slightly warmer and lighter and new leaf buds will appear soon.
At the end of April it is possible to repot the tub plant. Add some clay so that much moisture is retained. If the plant is in a pot, make sure that there is a hole in the bottom so that the excess water can escape!
Tibouchina has beautiful velvety flowers.